Halloween Home Haunts: The Best Yard Displays, Garage Haunts, & Walk-Through Mazes in Los Angeles
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Halloween in Los Angeles is a special time, when horror enthusiasts create elaborate yard displays in order to terrify appreciative trick-or-treaters just for the love of doing it. These amateur efforts are typically decorated to resemble graveyards and/or haunted houses. Some offer walk-through mazes. A few feature elaborate mechanical and visual effects, timed with audio and music to create self-contained shows.
Although we refer to Halloween Home Haunts as “amateur attractions” (because they are non-profit), some feature professional-quality makeup, sets, costumes, and special effects. Home Haunts with live actors tend to be open on select nights, usually weekends and Halloween. Decorated yards often run nightly, sometimes starting by mid-month or even earlier.
Almost all Halloween Home Haunts are free and open to the public. Some accept donations, either to off-set their costs or to benefit local charities.
Below are articles and listings about Los Angeles Home Haunts and neighborhood trick-or-treating opportunities.
Articles: recent reviews and updates, which may have info on new home haunts not yet listed below.
Best Halloween Home Haunts: perennial attractions with well-deserved reputations.
An Alphabetical List includes home haunts for which we have extensive information; the entries here link to dedicated pages including reviews, photos, and video.
Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating: Streets with many Home Haunts, making them attractive haunting ground for trick-or-treaters.
Other Home Haunts includes home haunts from past years for which we have incomplete information and new haunts we have yet to visit.
Some Halloween Home Haunts rank among the Best Halloween Attractions in Los Angeles. The list below includes haunts with an established reputation for quality. Keep in mind that many of them will be radically revising their presentations for Halloween 2020 in order to protect their visitors from Covid-19. Generally, this means that walk-through home haunts will be eschewed in favor of yard haunt displays.
2023 Status: After taking time off in 2022 to collaborating on a fundraiser haunt called Bones Gulch, Beware the Dark Realm offers a small home haunt titled The Coven of Witches. Date: Halloween night only, starting at sunset. Beware the Dark Realm plans to return to Castaic in 2024 with ...
Status: Closed for Halloween 2023. After submitting dates to some sources, Gothic Hills abruptly closed its cemetery "due to unexpected events." Gothic Hills Cemetery Articles Discover more in the Gothic Hills Archive: Gothic Hills Cemetery History When located in North Hills, this Halloween home haunt offered a decorated yard and ...
2023 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 30 (no scare actor) and 31, 7-10 pm. Update: This year's walkthrough is titled Hope's Edge Cemetery. Haunt at Hellizondo Articles Discover more in the Hellizondo archive: The Haunt at Hellizondo History After several seasons as a decorated yard, the Haunt at Helizondo ...
2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is Classic Monsters. Dates & Hours: October 7-31, 6:30pm. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name suggests, not limited to Halloween. Rather, proprietors Tina Schaefer and Arnulfo Padilla decorate their home for both October and December, ...
2023 Update: This year's theme is The Return of Sarah Crawford, Part 2. Dates & Hours: 13-14, 20-22, 27-29, Nov. 3-4, 7-10pm. Reichland Asylum Information Reichland offers a lengthy walk-through, which begins with new "patients" being escorted inside for a brief orientation, followed by decontamination. The path takes you inside and ...
2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is "Let's Go to the Movies." Dates & Hours: October 21-22, 28-29, 31. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter. Rotten Apple 907 Haunts Articles Check out articles from our Rotten Apple Archive: Rotten Apple 907 History In operation ...
2023 Update: This Halloween's presentation is another sidewalk show (fx, music, narration) with a Ghostbusters theme. Dates & Hours: October 20-22, 27-31, 7-10pm. Admission: Free, but Spooky Hollows accepts donations of canned goods to go to local charities. Spooky Hollows Home Haunt Articles Discover more in the Spooky Hollows Archive: Spooky ...
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Alphabetical List
Below is an alphabetical listing of major Halloween Home Haunts and Yard Haunts in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Last-minute additions are added in Other Home Haunts below. Haunts for which we have little or no information are listed at bottom.
Generally speaking, we use “home haunts” to refer to houses with a walk-through haunted path by costumed characters. “Yard Haunts,” as the name suggests, indicates decorated yards, usually (though not necessarily) without live actors.
Dates & Hours: Usually runs nightly in October through Halloween Night 31, 6-10:30pm. Clark's Halloween Music House Information This haunted house yard display features numerous gravestones, static skeletons, a ghostly ...
2023 Dates: To Be Announced if any. This atmospheric home haunt usually maintains a low-profile, opening in mid-October with little fanfare, for benefit of neighbors. The Fillmore Graves’ Jack-O-Lantern Farm ...
Status: Closed for Halloween 2023. After submitting dates to some sources, Gothic Hills abruptly closed its cemetery "due to unexpected events." Gothic Hills Cemetery Articles Discover more in the Gothic ...
2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is Classic Monsters. Dates & Hours: October 7-31, 6:30pm. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name ...
2023 Dates: October 10-31 Hours: 7-9pm Sunday-Thursday, open till 10pm on Friday-Saturday. After remaining dark since the 2020 pandemic, House at Haunted Hill reawakened the spirits for Halloween 2022. Thankfully, ...
2023 Status: This Halloween's presentation is a non-profit ticketed event titled Verum, a remake of its 2021 presentation with new effects and other improvements. Dates & Hours of Operation: October 31, ...
2023 Dates: October 10-31, 6-10pm. This lovely Halloween yard display returns for another season of haunting. This year's theme is Rotten Harvest of Mourning Rose Manor. Mourning Rose Manor Articles Discover ...
2023 Update: This year's theme is The Return of Sarah Crawford, Part 2. Dates & Hours: 13-14, 20-22, 27-29, Nov. 3-4, 7-10pm. Reichland Asylum Information Reichland offers a lengthy walk-through, which ...
2023 Update: This Halloween's presentation is another sidewalk show (fx, music, narration) with a Ghostbusters theme. Dates & Hours: October 20-22, 27-31, 7-10pm. Admission: Free, but Spooky Hollows accepts donations of ...
2023 Dates & Hours: October 27-31, 7-10pm. Having been on hiatus since 2020 pandemic lockdown, Wicked Pumpkin Hollow has announced its return for Halloween 2023. Wicked Pumpkin Hollow Articles Discover ...
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating
In some Los Angeles neighborhoods, Haunt-Seekers will find not merely a single yard haunt but an entire block decorated for the season. The impact on these streets tends to be cumulative, so there may not be individual homes worthy of a discrete entry in our listings. If you are more interested in trick-or-treating than pausing to admire an individual haunted house, you might want to check out these spooky street scenes with high haunt-density:
Halloween Home haunts come and go, sometimes manifesting for only a year or two and then disappearing. Sometimes they simply go extinct, or the creators may revamp and rename their haunt or move to a new location outside the southland. Below is a list of yard haunts that we have encountered in the past but for which we have never created dedicated pages. Information may be out of date, and some may no longer be in operation. Several are still active, and we will update their information as time allows. Meanwhile, click on any available links for more information about them.
Candy Shop Take Over (walk-through)
20205 Soladera Way, Santa Clarita
We visited this during the 2020 pandemic. For 2022, its theme was Haunted Tiki Island. October 29-31, 7-10pm
Clowns at the Castle (formerly Castlestymo)
11850 Riverside Drive #121, Valley Village
Description: This modest home haunt presents a haunted window and balcony, with a few ghosts and ghouls leering down upon visitors staring up from the sidewalk below. Reviewed here.
Circus of Nightmares (drive-by) 113 S Brighton Street, Burbank
FallOutShelter: LA (yard display) October 31, 6-10pm
1142 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa
No dates for 2022
14319 Califa Street, Sherman Oaks
Description: In 2020, Francis Manor was one of three yard displays packed within a block of each other.
The Ghoulie Graveyard (yard display)
14722 Fonthill Avenue, Hawthorne
Description: Visited in 2020, this is a cemetery yard display worth visiting if you are in the neighborhood to see two nearby home haunts, The Haunted Shack and Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display.
The Haunted Dome (yard display)
No dates for 2022 11057 Oro Vista Avenue, Sunland
Description: For Halloween 2019, the Haunted Dome offered live actors in a short but intense mini-maze set up in the front yard. In 2020, they moved from Panorama City to Sunland, where they presented a yard display.
Lake Balboa Haunt (yard display)
No Dates for 2022 6938 Whitaker Avenue, Van Nuys, 91406
Description: Lights, animated effects, fog machines, clowns, werewolf
Recommended for: All Ages
Visited in 2020
MacDevitt Manor (yard display)
2436 W. MacDevitt Street, West Covina
Prism Haunt (show)
24465 Chamalea, Mission Viejo, 92691
Recommended for: Adults and children 8+
Description: For Halloween 2020, Prism Haunt offered a timed show featuring an experiment that brought nightmares to life with projection effects.
Redwater Pass (yard display) No dates for 2022
8708 Wendon Street, San Gabriel
Rotting Hill Cemetery (yard display) 4848 Sancola Avenue, North Hollywood, 91601 instagram.com/rottinghillcemetery
Official Description: Rotting Hill is where the most spectacular specters are having the time of their afterlife. See a giddy graveyard show full of jokes to die for… or possibly die from. It’s a family friendly yard display full of home-built fascinations and mechanized monstrosities with enough gallows humor to delight any boy or ghoul. Recommended for all ages.
Visited in 2020 & 2021
Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display
No dates for 2022
17008 Spinning Ave, Torrance 90504
Description: This yard is brimming with moving animatornic figures of your favorite movie monsters: Freddy, Jason, Dracula, and more.
Visited in 2020 & 2021
Stoney Point Haunt (yard display) No dates for 2022
23227 Barnacle Lane, Valencia, 91355
Admission: Free but donations accepted
Description: This was a small backyard maze in 2019; in 2020 it was a front yard display.
Pass Avenue Home Haunt (yard display)
No dates for 2022
1804 N. Pass Avenue, Burbank
Description: Hollywood Gothique chanced upon this creepy yard haunt in 2018 while on the way to something else. It used low-key lighting to cast a sinister pall upon otherwise benign looking skeletons and Jack O’Lanterns, all resting in the shadow of a “hollow” tree with a snarling face. See more here.
Visited in 2018
Patricia Manor (yard display) No dates for 2022
20146 Patricia Place
Saugus, CA 91350
Patricia Manor offered a yard with decorations and effects. Note: Before it moved from Santa Clarita to Saugus, the haunt was called “Cardiff Manor.”
Terror House Haunted Maze (walk-through) No dates for 2022, and website is down.
2080 Goodall Avenue, Duarte Ca 91010
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Terror Tricked Productions (walk-through) This home haunt seems to have gone dark since 2019.
44307 42 Street West
No dates were listed for 2020
Twisted Minds Productions (walk-through) No dates listed since 2019, and their Facebook page is no longer accessible.
8708 Wendon Street
Los Angeles, California facebook.com/tmphaunt